3 Tech Trends Powering Adoption of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

3 Tech Trends Powering Adoption of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

Each technology possesses comparative advantages and disadvantages, such as differences in vehicle range capabilities and the degree to which they depend on charging infrastructure.

  Automotive & Transport      Consumer Goods      Energy & Petroleum      Industry Studies    

4 Technology Trends in the Global Security Services Market

4 Technology Trends in the Global Security Services Market

The Freedonia Group forecasts global security services revenues to increase 4.4% per year to $295 billion in 2026.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Services    

In the Packaging Industry, It’s Not Easy Going Green

In the Packaging Industry, It’s Not Easy Going Green

Packaging end users are increasingly focused on source material – both to meet growing consumer demand for sustainable packaging and to fulfill their own corporate sustainability goals.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Packaging    

It’s a Stretch: 3 Reasons Why Men’s Underwear May No Longer Be a Strong Economic Indicator

It’s a Stretch: 3 Reasons Why Men’s Underwear May No Longer Be a Strong Economic Indicator

This is not the first time that Alan Greenspan’s theory of men’s underpants sales – as an economic indicator in general and predictor of tough times in particular – has entered the public discourse.

  Consumer Goods      Freedonia Focus      Textiles & Nonwovens    

The Sustainable Food Packaging Features Consumers Seek Most

The Sustainable Food Packaging Features Consumers Seek Most

Compared to total households, a significantly higher percentage of vegetarians and vegans place a high or medium priority on recyclability, recycled content, and packaging with little or no plastic. The gap between the share of vegetarians and vegans and total households that place a high or medium priority on compostability and reusability in food packaging is even larger.

  Consumer Goods      Food & Beverage      Industry Studies      Packaging    

Surging Interest in Outdoor Living to Boost Demand for Pressure-Treated Lumber

Surging Interest in Outdoor Living to Boost Demand for Pressure-Treated Lumber

Decking accounts for the largest share of pressure-treated lumber and will continue to do going forward.


Hardscaping Sales Boosted by Growing Use of Higher Value Materials in Outdoor Living Areas

Hardscaping Sales Boosted by Growing Use of Higher Value Materials in Outdoor Living Areas

The growing popularity of outdoor living is driving consumer interest in materials that can unify indoor-outdoor aesthetics for a seamless transition between spaces. (Think stone patio pavers that match the flooring in an adjoining interior room, or using the same stone tiling in the backsplashes of both indoor and outdoor kitchens.)


As Battery Technologies Improve, Electric’s Share of Global Power Lawn & Equipment Sales Keeps Expanding

As Battery Technologies Improve, Electric’s Share of Global Power Lawn & Equipment Sales Keeps Expanding

Dramatically swift improvements in battery technologies have had a major impact on the power lawn and garden equipment market over the last decade, leading to a significant increase in the market share for electric models over engine-driven alternatives.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Machinery & Equipment    

Style & Design Trends Driving Higher Value Bathroom Organization Sales

Style & Design Trends Driving Higher Value Bathroom Organization Sales

Among people who purchase home organization products, the bathroom is one of the rooms for which consumers most commonly purchase organization products. A Freedonia Group survey found that 68% of consumers who bought home organization products in the past months bought products for the bathroom.


Landscaping Products Received Big Boost from Pandemic DIY Boom – But How Long Will It Last?

Landscaping Products Received Big Boost from Pandemic DIY Boom – But How Long Will It Last?

Outdoor areas were a particular area of interest among consumers even before the pandemic, but with social distancing and other factors coming into play, the outdoor living trend accelerated sharply.